Coastline Community College

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Coastline Community College
Coastline Community College Logo, May 2013.png
MottoTomorrow's College Today.
Established1976
PresidentLoretta P. Adrian, Ph.D.
Students10,705 (Spring 2018)[1]
Location, ,
AthleticsNone
MascotDolphin
Websitewww.coastline.edu

Coastline Community College is a community college with three mini-campuses in Westminster, Garden Grove and Newport Beach and an administration building in Fountain Valley, California, United States. The college offers Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Science degrees, courses to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university, and career and technical courses that can lead to career advancement and/or an occupational certificate. The college was founded in 1976, and is part of the Coast Community College District. Its sister colleges are Orange Coast College (in Costa Mesa) and Golden West College (in Huntington Beach).

The college is part of the California Community College system, which includes a total of 114 community colleges statewide.

History[edit]

The school was originally started by the Coast Community College District as the distance learning college; it served the DL needs of Coast District residents, while Orange Coast College and Golden West College served many of the on-campus needs, with Coastline also using community facilities for site classes. Coastline has now evolved to include a distance learning program as well as on-campus classes available at its three mini-campus sites and other physical locations throughout the district.

Campus locations[edit]

Coastline Community College's administration offices are located in a 40,000 sq.ft., administration facility located at 11460 Warner Avenue, Fountain Valley California, 92708.

Unlike most colleges, Coastline does not have a traditional campus. Instead, instruction is offered at sites throughout the Coast Community College District. The college has three main mini-campuses based in Newport Beach, Garden Grove and Westminster, with an administration building (offering enrollment services, counseling, a bookstore, and more) in Fountain Valley. The Westminster Center is formally called the "Le-Jao Center" in honor of the Le family (owners of Lee's Sandwiches) and the Jao family (owners of the Asian Garden Mall and Bridgecreek Development), who contributed substantially to the Coastline Foundation's endowment.

In fall 2012, the college opened a new campus at 1515 Monrovia in Newport Beach. This is home to several general education courses and programs, including the college's Paralegal Program, Acquired Brain Injury Program, Special Programs Department, Art Department, and Digital Art. It is also home to a Veterans Resource Center and the Coastline Art Gallery, a community art gallery that is open to the public.

Academics[edit]

Students can take courses to fulfill their general education transfer requirements, or explore vocational programs like biotechnology and informatics. Coastline also offers an English as a Second Language (ESL) program and a unique Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) program.

College offerings include:

  • General education programs for preparation/transfer to a four-year university
  • Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees in a variety of majors
  • Career and technical education courses and certificates
  • Hundreds of online classes and complete online degree programs
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) program (for those with brain injury due to traumatic or non-traumatic accident or event)
  • Educational programs for members of the U.S. military [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ California, State of. "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". datamart.cccco.edu.
  2. ^ Programs, Coastline Community College Military. "Coastline Community College Military Programs". military.coastline.edu. Retrieved 2017-09-28.

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Coordinates: 33°42′56″N 117°55′45″W / 33.715607°N 117.929209°W / 33.715607; -117.929209